A unique hotel located in the quaint medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio. This accommodation expresses the essence of the ancient cultures of the place, offering an authentic experience in the heart of Abruzzo.
Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is not just a hotel: it is a declaration of love for the area's cultural identity and the preservation of tradition. Its philosophy is based on the recovery and transmission of the identity culture of the place, from domestic customs to popular food and crafts; a plot woven from meticulous ethnographic research carried out over the past decade with the Museum of the People of Abruzzo.
Memories of the past permeate every corner of Sextantio: the interiors of the rooms are inspired by the photographs of Paul Scheuermeier, a Swiss linguist who immortalized Abruzzo in the 1920s. As you immerse yourself in the environment, you will appreciate the intentional choice to preserve the original look of the spaces: small windows, soft light, uneven floors.
As you get closer, you'll also discover the dedication to detail, such as the unscented handmade olive oil soaps, made following traditional methods, or the lupine oil hair soap, the result of extensive research into local folk medicine. The only concession to modernity lies in the contemporary bathroom fixtures, with their understated, geometric and recognizable design.
But Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is even more. It houses "La Bottega," a corner where visitors can take a piece of this ancient world with them. Here it is possible to buy the objects of material culture seen in the rooms: from simple glass bottles to ceramic glasses, antique textiles and fabrics woven by the skilled hands of Abruzzo artisans.
Sextantio Albergo Diffuso is a journey through time, a place where history takes shape and materializes, a hotel that allows you to discover and experience the ancient essence of Abruzzo. If you are looking for an experience rich in authenticity, history and culture, this is the place for you. Book your stay with us and experience the true soul of Abruzzo.